Any Recently Divorced CF'ers?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by TXCyclones, Jul 4, 2014.

  1. ISUCyclones2015

    ISUCyclones2015 Well-Known Member

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    What if you have gone to your friends and want other advice? Or maybe he couldn't offer any because he's never been in that kind of situation. Maybe his friend doesn't care. Maybe his friend is out on a 10-day safari trip and can't be contacted. Maybe he has no friends? Maybe he doesn't want his friend to know because his friend's wife is friends with his wife and might spill the beans.

    There is no cut and dry rule. If you want information and advice fast, go on the internet. It will at least give another opinion.
     
  2. CyArob

    CyArob Well-Known Member

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    And 9.9% cat gifs.
     
  3. MNCYWX

    MNCYWX Well-Known Member

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    And 0.1% CF
     
  4. ISUCyclones2015

    ISUCyclones2015 Well-Known Member

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    4% of the top 1million most visited webpages are porn related.

    13% of all web search is porn related.
     
  5. CYphyllis

    CYphyllis Well-Known Member

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    Or you could rely on your own social intelligence - you know, that **** you should have been cultivating throughout the entirety of your existence.
     
  6. CycloneErik

    CycloneErik Well-Known Member

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    I've never seen a thread derailed by a vigorous and odd apologetic for the Internet.
    As unexpected things go, this thread is really something, and I found it on the Internet.
     
  7. RING4CY

    RING4CY Well-Known Member

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    I agree with this. I would go to the counseling. Do everything you can to salvage the marriage, so you eliminate all "what ifs". That way, when you've done everything you can to do to save the marriage, you can be confident in whether or not going through with the divorce is the right call.

    Plus, if she is wanting to go to counseling, you can say you did it for her (but not as something to throw back in her face later on.)
     
  8. RING4CY

    RING4CY Well-Known Member

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    Then your friend tells you to google it to resolve your personal problems.
     
  9. ISUCyclones2015

    ISUCyclones2015 Well-Known Member

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    I could walk around NYC all day asking people if they are divorced an had received marriage counseling. Which would take an extreme amount of time to get any relevant information.

    OR

    I can go to the internet and get relevant information basically instantly
     
  10. Chitowncy

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    Do you have children who are minors? I think you need to think long and hard about what's in the best interest of your children before you file for divorce. Think about the example you are setting for them.

    I feel sorry you are in this situation, but as hard as it is, try to think about the ramifications on your children. Be selfless and think of them first.

    That's just my two cents.
     
  11. cyrocksmypants

    cyrocksmypants Well-Known Member

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    This. Ignore all of the other dribble going on in this thread.

    The last thing you want to do is second guess when it's too late. If she's willing to try to do what she thinks it takes, it's worth it. If it still doesn't work out, it was only a select number of months in your life spent trying.
     
  12. MNCYWX

    MNCYWX Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't mean it's not 90% of the data! :)

    We'll just have to agree to disagree. I'm in the crowd that thinks some things the internet isn't the best thing for. This is one of them.
     
  13. TXCyclones

    TXCyclones Well-Known Member

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    Thank you. I have an amazing 16 year old daughter (who has already decided to go to ISU) and we've talked about this extensively. Her only fear is that she was afraid she'd never get to see me due to my travel. But we would aim for 50/50 and I'd get to see her every week that I don't travel (I set my schedule). She said, "you guys haven't been happy for a long time, and I want to see you happy". I feel like as much as I owe her to have a stable life I owe her to see how to be happy, as well. She's truly an amazing kid.
     
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  14. KnappShack

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    Lived it, brother.

    1. Even when a divorce needs to happen it isn't easy. This will be a challenging chapter in your life. My divorce needed to happen and there wasn't a lot of fighting. We filled out the divorce docs online and agreed to call it a day. That sounds easy, but it wasn't by any stretch
    2. Try not to let the thought of "failure" into your mind. It's easy to start replaying the marriage and events that started it going south. Divorce happens. Plenty of fault to go around. Forgive yourself and your ex. Easy to day....very different to actually do
    3. Rediscover who you are. It quite possibly will be different than before the marriage.
    4. Give yourself time to heal. It could take time. Don't worry about that. It's your life and you live by your timetable

    I don't wish divorce on anyone. It can change a man, but you can gain wisdom and be a much better husband with #2. You're in my thoughts
     
  15. ISUCyclones2015

    ISUCyclones2015 Well-Known Member

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    Is she stable mentally?

    From a kid with divorced parents perspective. My parents divorced when my sister was 16 and she ran away for a year. Literally. Dropped out of HS and then left. Cops couldn't find her but she would call every once in a while and say she was okay. Never got the full story about what happened during that year but the divorce was a huge blow to an already unstable person.
     
  16. Wesley

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    There are some gals like that. Nice to outsiders and tough on their partners. basically her real personna is tough. If she has not changed in that many of years, time to move on. Counseling cannot fix stuff like this very easily.
     
  17. Wesley

    Wesley Well-Known Member

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    Obviously, these people are lacking stuff in their real life.
     
  18. Chitowncy

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    I think that is very wise to already begin the conversation with your daughter. Every child is different, but at 16, she may be mature enough to understand the circumstances.

    Plus, if you and your spouse have worked out custody arrangements already (the more specific, the better), and you don't feel there's any risk of reneging, then I think you're both taking a fairly level-headed approach to the process.

    Best of luck.
     
  19. dosry5

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    You don't work with SpokaneCy, do you?
     
  20. roundball

    roundball Well-Known Member

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    ISUCyclones2015 is a twenty-something college student, so he knows everything.

    The Internet is a medium, and just like TV or books or any other means of transmitting information, it has its limitations. Anonymity, bias, the difficulty of verifying information, and so on are just a few.
     

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